BLOCK 1 of Blanket MKAL 2021
Did you read my “Notes before starting” post? I hope you did! You can find HERE if you missed it.
Just in case you need to adjust after some time of not knitting, this first block is the easiest of the lot. But has a lot of texture and I will use it to show you 2 things:
Whenever possible over this MKAL, you’ll notice that I integrated the instructions (row-by-row and charted) of all different “stitch patterns” or “panels” within the square. By considering each row has a whole, I hope to facilitate your knitting and to avoid unnecessary complications. Do you know what I mean? Those kinds of instructions that got you jumping from chart to chart, each one with a different number of rows, and calculating that if you’re knitting the X-th row of one you should then work the Y-th of the other after the Z-th repeat… 🤯
Do you want to see what’s coming next week? At the end of this post, in the very last photo, you can see the next block peeking out in the background 👋 If you don’t want to see it, stop scrolling down when you reach my “SPOILER BELOW” sign there.
Or better still: keep scrolling down with your eyes closed and say “hello” in the comments section!
And so it begins.
Thanks for joining 🙌
And very happy knitting!
During my Blanket MKAL 2021 I’ll be using this element a few times. There are two ways of working it (I’ll explain both): with or without an auxiliary cable needle. Learning the second way will save you a lot of time and, once you get the hang of it, it’s easier! For this reason, I think it’s worthy to show you a step-by-step guide on how to make hachi twists. Read More
Hello, and welcome to my Blanket MKAL 2021 information summary page and FAQ! Here you will find some idea of what the project is, as well as the general information and materials, plus links to each pattern. This way, you can bookmark this page and have all the info in one place 😀
Please share your progress (and yarn!) in social media using the hashtag #ohlalanablanketMKAL2021
We kick off on September 10th but, if you decide to contribute to this project you can pre-order the PDF file from today. If you can’t, don’t worry: you can also join the knitting party. Read more below.
My new dishcloth set free pattern includes 4 NEW designs: LEANING, MIRROR, LITTLE BOXES and CRISS CROSS. All have a BEGINNER level (only KNITS and PURLS) 🙂
Of course, in addition to using them as dishcloths / washcloths, they’re perfect as blocks to make blankets. Or many small blankets! You can also adapt them to make shawls, scarves… The possibilities are endless 🙂 PLEASE contact me at any time if you need help to adapt a pattern. I’ll be happy to help 🙂
My “YOU ARE LOVED” vest is worked flat, from bottom up, in 2 separate pieces. It has only 2 seams, one at each side. Each shoulder is closed by a button strap facilitating the process of putting on and taking of the vest. It features a textured heart in seed / moss stitch at the front. You can use this FREE Baby Vest Pattern to make some great gifts for Valentine’s day. Or any other day!
Skill level: suitable for beginner knitters who know how to make k2tog and skp decreases (advanced beginners / easy level)
♥ If you have some extra time and yarn, these vests are perfect for charity knitting: cute, quick and easy to make.
My HEARTWARMER baby vest is worked flat, from bottom up, in 2 separate pieces. It features a cabled panel both in the front and in the back. It has only 2 seams, one at each side. Each shoulder is closed by a button strap facilitating the process of putting on and taking of the vest 🙂
Why “Heartwarmer”? Well, here in Argentina we call (rather poetically, I think) “calienta corazones” (“heart warmers”) to this kind of little vest that keep the baby torso warm 😊
The pattern comes in 4 sizes:
Remember that if you support me in Patreon you already have a copy of this pattern ready to download in my Patreon page.
In a previous post I showed you how to make some POKER COASTERS but forgot to include the pattern for the placemat in the photo. I was recently asked for it and, after some days of searching over 27 notebooks (I really need to start drafting pattern ideas in a digital way) I’m happy to report that I’ve found it! So now I can complete sharing with you my entire POKER KNITTING SET 🙂
You can find the introduction for the stranded colorwork tecnique and the 4 coaster patterns in the original post here —> POKER COASTERS
If you want to see this pattern in Ravelry, click here.
A customer asked me recently to modify my Dishcloth Set 2 to make each square 10 inches by 10 inches. The original size of the patterns is 8.75” x 8.75” (the same as every pattern of my 52 Square Pickup, Alphabet and Numbers collections, as well as many others). Therefore, I decided to write a “FREE dischloth knitting patterns” post and share them with you!
You can find below the new row-by-row and charted instructions for all 4 dishcloths. PLEASE note that I didn’t knit them myself in this size: the details are just the result of my calculations 🙂
I hope you enjoy my FREE dischloth knitting patterns!